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People Who Live to 100 Have These Traits in Common

This article originally appeared on Time. For more stories like this, visit time.com.<p>If you’re looking to live to 100, you may want to watch more …

If You Want to Wake Up at 5 A.M. Do These 4 Rituals The Night Before | Inc.com

Becoming a morning person requires more work than setting your alarm for 5:00 A.M. and hoping for the best. People who've decided to make the most of their mornings not only have a routine for when they wake up but before they go to bed as well. By making small sacrifices you can be on your way to …

Athletic Apparel

How to Brighten Portraits in Photoshop in Just 2 Minutes

There are different techniques you can use in Photoshop to brighten up a dark and dull portrait. This 4-minute tutorial by PHLEARN shows a 2-minute …

How to Stop Doubting Yourself Right This Second (And Live Your Best Life)

Self-doubt is a universal human emotion that no person is exempt from. But when this way of thinking becomes second-nature, self-doubt can wreak …

Self-help

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral blog post, saved their marriage.<p>The Salt Lake City, Utah couple …

Relationships

Mark Twain's 10 Tips for Writers

Mark Twain was a man who knew his way around the English language. We're talking about the guy responsible for such <i>bon mots</i> as "Golf is a good walk …

The workouts you should be doing in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s

Exercise is at the root of good health: it’s the key to a longer – but more importantly, a more active and fulfilling – life. So how do you do it right? A lifelong, well rounded exercise programme that caters to your physiological needs and your stage of life should be your focus. Consistency is by …

Fitness

"Bedroom Plants" Are Just What You Need to Sleep Better at Night

They might also help prevent colds and allergies.<p>This spring, everyone was obsessing over "shower plants," which can help keep your bathroom clean. But the benefits of house plants don't end there. Now, more and more people on Pinterest are putting plants (whether hanging or potted) in their …

The inside track: how to spot the telltale signs of badgers, otters and more

Wild animals are all around us whenever we venture into the countryside, but many of us have no idea where they are, what they are or how to recognise the clues they leave. Once you know what you are looking for, you can decode the forest floor or riverbank and unlock the secrets of where a badger …

Wildlife

What questions should you ask your potential wedding photographer?

Choosing the right photographer is a crucial part of every wedding.<p>Those photos are going to follow you through your life, so you should spend a bit …

Photography

Extraordinary photographs that show the human side of endangered animals

Wildlife

Study Finds Intelligent Men Are "Less Likely to Want to Be Unfaithful"

Smart people are more likely to be forgetful, tend to be rebellious in their younger years, and—apparently—are less likely to cheat in relationships, …

Psychology

Bite Size Tips: Avoid Noisy Photos By Following These Five Guidelines

Noise in photography is those awkwardly colored tiny pixels (grains or specks) that render an often very undesirable look to the image. Noise happens …

How to Pick the Right Camera Settings for Every Scenario

Fresh from telling us to stop asking about camera settings, Tony Northrup is back with a 17-minute video going in depth on the general camera …

Cameras

Pie crust 101: Tips and tricks for taking your crust to the next level

When I tell people I grew up in a family of pie bakers, it’s easy to imagine I’m bragging. My mother’s pies are legendary — rich, velvety custard fillings or mounded fruit pies, each cradled in an ornately decorated crust, golden and with the most delicate layers. And don’t get me started on my …

How to recognise high-functioning anxiety

And when to ask for support<p>Anxiety is a sensation that almost everybody deals with in some way. In fact, it's estimated that more than one in 10 people are likely to have a disabling anxiety disorder at some point during their lives.<p>Often, they can feel like anxiety prevents any possibility of …

Gardening Tips: The Best Flowers for Bees

There is a startling epidemic lately in the decrease of the bee populace. Bees play the vital role of pollination, so how can we set up a garden that …

Gardening

From basic to advanced: tips for posing female models

Whether you are a model choosing a pose or a photographer posing your model, this is a decision that can shape the look of the image and therefore …

Adding Color to Shadows Using Gels

Jay P. is discussing different ways you can use gels to add color to shadows, today on The Slanted Lens!

THE LESS REAL YOUR PHOTOS, THE BETTER.

Sapa, 2017The less real, the greater the worth.(How artists see The World?, via Nietzsche)A fun idea: don’t make photos that look like …

12 Tips for Selling Photography Prints from A Website

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Online store page of a website run …

The 30-Minute Dance-Cardio Workout That Models Love

Put on your boogie shoes and get ready to torch some calories with this modelFIT dance-cardio workout. Now you can try this energizing sweat sesh even if you don't live in LA or NYC, where their studios are located. This dance routine will get your heart rate up while toning you all over. And best …

Fitness

How to Use the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop

The Puppet Warp tool is one of the most powerful methods to manipulate people, objects, or whatever you please in Photoshop. If you want to learn how …

How To Photograph Long Exposures At Night

The earth rotates at around its axis 1,000 miles per hour and hurtles around the Sun at about 70,000 miles per hour, yet the stars in the distance …

13 things mentally strong people don't do

Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do. It's usually seen in what you don't do.<p>In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," …

A simple piece of advice from my high-school math teacher helped me start my own business — and I'm convinced it can motivate you to do anything

In 2008, after holding down a day job for all of six weeks, I gave up on the whole job thing to pursue an online business.<p>At the time, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing, but I figured if I was going to be broke and miserable, I might as well be while working on my own terms. And at that …

Recent studies suggest traits often seen as negatives could actually signify high brain power. Truth or merely self-affirmation?<p>I’m very intelligent. I’m also extremely creative and have a vocabulary that could be described as voluminous, venerable or very large. But don’t just take my word for it: …

Language

Tone Your Abs and Booty With This Fast-Paced, Fun Workout

Ready to work you abs and tone your butt? Then follow along as Katie Dunlop of Love Sweat Fitness puts your core and backside to work! You don't need any equipment for this one, so get at it.

Fitness

Easy Tips to Try Meditating

Maybe you’ve tried meditating before. You close your eyes, expecting enlightenment (or at least some instant stress relief ) but nothing happens. …

20 Mantras that Will Adjust Your Attitude (When You Can’t Adjust Anything Else)

<i>If you want life to be happier, you must adjust your attitude. It’s how you deal with stress that determines how well you achieve happiness.</i>This …